Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is the idea that we understand that people in our community may believe different things to us, but we accept their right to believe in what they want to believe in and we do not impose our own beliefs on them.
At Oaklands we consider that diversity is a strength and we address it in cross-curricular sessions about different faiths and cultures. We aim to promote this value by:
· Reinforcing messages of tolerance and respect for others.
· Learning about other faiths, cultures and traditions, families, communities and ways of life.
· School visits to places of worship, and visits by members of different faiths.
· Providing opportunities for the children to make links with the wider community, for example, outings to local places, inviting family members to visit and making links with a local charity.
· Encouraging children to share their experiences with the class and allowing children to recognise similarities and differences between themselves and others. For example, festivals and special days, different types of families, occupations, traditions and beliefs from around the world.
· Encouraging children to have an awareness of local, national and global issues.
· Visiting the school library, which provides ethnically diverse reading material.